Micah Parsons ‘Ready To Show What I Can Do’ As Pass Rusher
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons is bulking up ahead of a new season in which he’ll align at the edge.
It’s a formalization of what Micah Parsons was already doing last year. In 2022, he lined up at the edge on 78.2% of snaps. To be a full-time pass rusher, he needs to be ready for the physical battle.
Micah Parsons is listed as 245 pounds and says he is now at 251. The 23-year-old says the position change will allow him to specify his preparation as well as avoid injury.
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“I’m trying to bulk up and just focus on me and my development, carrying that load,” he said.
“It’s hard battling 300-pound guys at 245 pounds every week,” Parsons added.
“So, I’m just trying to put (on) five pounds of muscle. Just eating right and just living right.”
“It just allows me to study. Instead of studying everything, I can just study that one guy I just need to beat on Sunday, studying how to win faster,” Parsons said. “Before I was focused on a lot, focused on running backs and focused on receivers and focused on concepts. Now I can just focus on running [to the quarterback] and stopping the run. I’m ready to show what I can do.”